Planning your COVID-safe visit to Vivid Sydney

Planning your COVID-safe visit to Vivid Sydney

Vivid Sydney is a celebration of creativity, innovation and technology – and in 2021 will have COVID-safety front of mind.

Each event in the Vivid Sydney program and the Vivid Light Walk will have a COVID-safe plan. In the case of the Vivid Light Walk, this will be reviewed by NSW Health.

COVID-safety measures on the Vivid Light Walk will include:

  • Over 50 Service NSW check-in QR codes across the footprint of the Light Walk in Circular Quay, Darling Harbour and Barangaroo. These will be printed and displayed in key vantage points at a large size, allowing for scanning at distance (up to 20m)
  • Some sections of the Light Walk will be managed through one-way pedestrian flow to keep pedestrians moving and reduce potential congestion
  • COVID marshals throughout the Light Walk to assist visitors
  • World-class technology to inform real-time pedestrian management on the footprint – visitors are asked to observe instructions from marshals and volunteers, and pay attention to the variable message signs, which will be regularly updated to maintain a COVID-safe capacity on the Light Walk
  • Hand sanitation stations throughout the Light Walk
  • Touchless digital information kiosks positioned throughout the Light Walk will assist visitors with Service NSW check-ins, an interactive Light Walk map, an accessibility map and other key festival information
  • Immersive and interactive installations through non-touch controls such as voice and movement. Volunteers at interactive installations will guide visitors through the experience
  • Frequently cleaning and sanitising facilities throughout the Light Walk

When planning your visit to Vivid Sydney, please follow the health advice to protect yourself and others:

  • Always check in and out of venues
  • Practice good hygiene including washing your hands often
  • Stay home if you’re feeling unwell – and get tested if you have any symptoms
  • Physically distance where possible
  • Wearing a face mask in situations where you cannot physically distance (for example on public transport) is strongly recommended

For the latest NSW Health advice, please visit